Garth Brooks with Nicole Small familyphoto

Country singer-musician Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood made a special dream come true in October for a girl with spina bifida. Before a concert they spent one-on-one time with Nicole Small, who calls Brooks her “life long idol”.

“I was so surprised about how long I was allowed to spend with him,” she wrote on “I just thought it would be something along the lines of saying hi, getting a picture and maybe an autograph.”

”Yes, all of those took place, but on a personal level! He really got to know me and I shared with him my two favorite songs that are sung by him.”

Halfway through the show, the singer announced, “This next song is for a powerful girl named Nicole,” and sang one of her favorite songs, Outside the Fire.

“I couldn’t stop crying for the entire length of the song,” she recalled

(READ the story at Shared Abilities)



  1. I live in Nashville, and am in no way a “Modern” country fan, but i can say, second hand, and First Hand, Garth Brooks is a kind and generous man. Good for you, Garth! (Good for the world!)

Leave a Reply